Cardinal Health Foundation Invites Local Nonprofit Organizations to Apply for Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

Grant: Cardinal Health Foundation invites nonprofit organizations in seven U.S. cities and Puerto Rico to apply for grant funding to support local efforts to prevention the abuse and misuse of prescription medications. In an effort to address the prescription drug abuse epidemic in America, the foundation encourages grassroots efforts to raise awareness and promote education and prevention of this public health issue. The grant program will provide funding to nonprofit organizations to target prescription drug misuse and abuse in their communities. Specifically, the program is intended to reduce the misuse or abuse of prescription medications by youth, adults, and the elderly. To help achieve this goal, Cardinal Health is funding programs designed to increase awareness of the prescription drug abuse issue; knowledge of how to reduce access to prescription drugs and how to properly dispose of them; and awareness of the consequences of misusing or abusing prescription medications.

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in the following cities/areas are invited to apply: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Central Ohio; El Paso, Texas; LaVergne, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Northern Chicago (Lake, McHenry and Kenosha counties); Radcliff, Kentucky; and Puerto Rico.

Amount: up to $200,000 in grants of $5,000 to $15,000.

Contact: Complete grant program guidelines and the online application are available here.

Deadline: May 11, 2012.

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